Ports and Harbours

SEM Ports and Harbours

45% of operational discharges from ships still account for 45% of the estimated average annual input of oil entering the marine environment. *

*GESAMP report (2007)

We get it

We understand that processing ‘waste’ and water safely and efficiently at quayside, poses a major challenge.

You need to process huge quantities of ballast, industrial and wash-down water. If this is being carried off-site, you need to factor in the costs and logistics of collection, handling, storage and disposal.

What can SEM do about it?

We deliver quayside waste reduction and water treatment solutions using several of our treatment trains to remove contaminants. This enables safe use of the treated water.

Processing ballast, bilge, industrial or washdown water on-site minimises costs and resources. Clean water can then be re-used on the quayside operation, or safely discharged to foul sewer or natural watercourse.

Our engineered solutions range from site surveys, design optimisation, solution provision and system upgrades and modifications.

SEM provides extensive technology offering including organic filtration with a proven efficiency of reducing heavy metal levels by up to 98% allowing for water to be safely discharged, re-used or treated further. Providing in-house laboratory testing, we ensure a successful simulation and identify final treatment train needs.

Our technologies also allow us to maximise the removal of Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), heavy metals and oils, fats and greases, all while minimising the use of our green chemicals thanks to our optimised human-machine mix.

Our pioneering approach in combination with our strategic partner’s Proteus Multi-parameter water quality instrument, SEM offers the only scientifically patented technology in the world for measuring live BOD. This allows for real time data monitoring, improved accuracy and cost efficiency, as opposed to traditional five-day tests and unreliable methods.

Applicable technologies include: